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The Brain that Wouldn't Die

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The Brain that Wouldn't Die

Published 1962
Topics Horror, Sci-Fi

A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body

Run time 01:11:08
Producer Rex Carlton
Production Company Rex Carlton Productions
Audio/Visual sound, black & white


Reviewer: hummingcrab - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 22, 2014
Subject: Peep Show of the Damned
I can't believe this one doesn't have more reviews. This is a classic. The mad scientist with his girlfriend's decapitated head, kept alive but seething seething with hatred in a plate of fluid in his laboratory while he stalks photoplay models and burlesque girls for a suitable new frame to weld it on? The THING in the closet, grunting and pounding on the door? The embittered sidekick, a surgeon with a mangled hand, willing to traffic with any evil that will get him back on top in the operating room? Lurid, tacky, clammy, ludicrous... it's got everything you need. Dig it.
Reviewer: bestpbx - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 8, 2008
Subject: What a man!!!!!!!!!!
He just smiles through the pain! You gotta love this guy!
After a traffic accident, he pulls the throbbing still alive head of his dead fiance out of the flaming wreckage and wraps it in his sports coat and runs to his evil laboratory at his evil mansion.
His plan is not a selfish one, oh no... not our hero. He plans to keep her head alive until fitting body can be found to go with it.
What better place to look for a new body to graft to your dead fiance's head than the skankiest strip clubs and lowest beer dives in the free world????? (Now days you would be seeing Britney Spears and Paris Hilton jumping out of limos flashing crotch shots as he walked in the door.)
He is so noble, he won't just take any woman's body. He shows that he still does value the Hippoctatic Oath... he choses a girl who in his mind has no reason whatsoever to live with the head she has. Why???? She has a scar on her face! Oh, you will cry tears of compassion when he decides to end this poor creature's suffering. AND don't forget, he is helping us with our suffering, too... it is really rough on all us regular folks to look at ugly people.
So what if it means she has to die to make it happen!! I don't care. Do you????
And, who is that in the closet? Could it be Tom Cruise trying his best to "come out"????
Watch and see for yourself!
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